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5 Reasons Why You Need to See a Functional Medicine Practitioner

5 Reasons Why You Need to See a Functional Medicine Practitioner

Just like conventional doctors, functional doctors can save lives too. The medical system needs a few more adjustments and a complete overhaul to ensure that many lives are protected when it comes to treating chronic health conditions.

Functional medicine is not a new concept in the medical world – it is just not understood by many people. You might read about functional medicine until your face turns blue, but if you don’t understand some of the reasons why you need to see a functional medicine practitioner, you will probably go about your business when you are done reading with no intention of following through.

To make it easier for you, below are some of the reasons why you need to see a functional medical practitioner:

  • It is cost-effective

As it is in the human nature, you would want to save money when it comes to getting health attention from a doctor. In that case, seeing a functional doctor is one of the ways. How exactly is functional medicine cost-effective?

Well, it mainly focuses on disease prevention and promotion of a healthy life, and that reduces the number of appointments that you have to schedule to see your doctor for treatment and prescriptions for medications.

  • You receive proactive care

Unlike conventional medicine, functional medicinedoes not wait for diseases or illnesses to occur to administer treatment. Now that you know that prevention is better than cure, you can choose to prevent ailments other than waiting for them to arise and administer treatment later.

It would make more sense to use a plan that would monitor your body and its functions strictly to make the necessary changes before an infection strikes. That is the essence of you visiting a functional medical practitioner.

  • You get to have personal attention

You do not want to go for medical care and feel like you are among the number. You would also not like to sit in the waiting room for hours to get to see a doctor for less than ten minutes before the next patient is called upon. You want full attention from a doctor because that is what you are paying for, right?

Functional doctors have it in mind that each of their patients is different, so they should each receive maximum attention and disparate treatment.

  • Your problem needs an immediate solution

Functional medicine practitioners are well trained to deal with present issues that will be the solutions to other problems in future. Many years ago, the many health conditions such as typhoid and measles were common among people.

However, with the advancements in people’s lifestyle, hygiene and medications, today’s problems have become more complicated. For this reason, they require immediate attention in finding the solutions.

  • You get to know your doctor

Have you ever felt like you need a patient-doctor relationship whereby you are your doctor’s priority? Well, it doesn’t have to be just a wish anymore. The goal of a functional doctor on to attend to you accordingly and to educate you on how to avoid health problems in future.


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